DR. PHYSICK BLACK CHERRY SODA
Serving Size: 12 Fl. Oz. (355 ml)
|AMOUNT PER SERVING||% DAILY VALUE *|
Not a significant source of calories from fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, Vitamin A , calcium or iron.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Triple-filtered carbonated water, pure cane sugar, natural cherry and artificial flavor, citric acid, caramel color, sodium benzoate (a preservative), red #40 & blue #1. Contains no caffeine-very low sodium
STORY OF SODA'S POP
Among my great-great-great-grandfather's many "firsts" was his introduction to America in 1807 of flavored artificial carbonated water. Having read of the experiments in England by Schweppe, Dr. Philip Syng Physick made "soda" for himself in Philadelphia. Adding fruit syrup for flavor, he prescribed it for the relief of gastric disorders. Following Dr. Physick's instructions, pharmacist Townsend Speakman supplied his patients with a "soda" each day at a cost of $1.50 per month.
Graduate of and later America's "first" Chair of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, Physick was among the few courageous doctors who remained in the city to care for the sick during the yellow fever epidemic of 1793.
Today, Dr. Physick's house in Philadelphia is an historic house museum as is his grandson Emlen's estate in Cape May, New Jersey. Interred at Christ Church Burial Ground, the doctor rests beside his grandfather, silversmith Philip Syng Jr., and their friend, Benjamin Franklin.
J. Del Conner